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The islands of the Republic of the Philippines have many natural resources that could aid in making this new Disney Park which include timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, and copper. With its abundance of forests, over 46% of the Philippines are woodlands; there will be more than enough wood to build rides and/or buildings. The Philippines also have many ways of getting electricity to power the Park. For example, it has hydropower, fossil fuels, and various other ways. Also, some of the Philippines major industries are electronic and electrical products so there should be no problem getting electricity anywhere in the Park. There are many different forms of transportation available to people on these islands. Out of the 199,950 kilometers of highway, 39,590 kilometers are paved, 3,219 kilometers of waterways, 76 airports with paved runways, and many ports and harbors. In total, there are 459 merchant marine ships, which can carry just about anything from cargo, livestock, passengers, and vehicles. There are also 212 total airports with unpaved runways so that when more tourists come, the airplanes can land there as well as at the airports with paved runways. The people who will be working on building this new Disney Park will be quite educated. By 1988 the literacy rate was 88% nation wide. 56% of the people nation wide are enrolled in high school and enrollment in institutions of higher learning exceeded 1.6 million in the late 1980's and is increasing. Filipinos consider education to be its primary path towards a better society and economic mobility and are using the United States as a model for its educational system. Language should not be a problem since on of the two officials languages of the Philippines is English. Also, the life expectancy rate is about 67.8 years with...
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added: 01/17/2012
Since the Taliban took power in 1996, women have been persecuted and threatened in public for not following the laws of the Taliban. First of all, Women are not allowed to work or even go out in public without a male relative. Secondly, Depression is becoming so big that it has reached emergency levels. Lastly, It is a t the point where the term "human rights violations" has become an understatement. Women have been beaten and stoned to death for not following the strict laws and rules of the government of Afghanistan. Professional women such as professors, translators, doctors, lawyers have been forced from their jobs and restricted to their homes, they cannot be seen in public without a burqua and must were silent shoes so that they will not be heard. Homes in witch women lived the windows had to be painted so that they would never be seen by outsiders. The women must wear silent shoes so that when they go out they are not heard. A women was beaten to death by an angry mob of fundamentalists for accidentally exposing her arm, another women was also stoned for trying to leave the country with a man that was not a relative. Women who were once educator and doctors are now severely restricted and treated as subhuman. They live in fear of their lives for the slightest misbehavior. Women without male relatives are either starving to death or begging on the street because they don't have the right to work. Depression in Afghanistan is becoming so widespread that it has reached emergency levels. There is no way in such an Islamic society to know the suicide rate but they estimate that suicide rates among women are extremely high. Women that cannot find proper medication and treatment for severe...
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added: 12/06/2011
Religion To the natives, dreams were very important because they guided them and also showed the future. The Huron nation had shamans to interpret the dreams that their tribe had. When the Black Robes and French arrived the Huron originally thought that they were demons come to steal there souls. When the Black Robes told them about their paradise the Huron laughed because in their paradise everyone lived as spirits and the warriors hunted spirit animals at night. The Huron believed in many spirits and for example the spirit who guided you into paradise was the She-Manitou. One amazing belief they had was that if you cried out when you died the killer would have your soul. Death Ceremonies The Huron were a little brutal with their dead. If you died in the bush you were left to rot there! It was different though if they had time to prepare your burial. Your most precious possessions were placed with you and then you were placed in a tree. If you were close to death then a shaman would be summoned to try and save you. Ceremonies and Celebrations The Huron had many different types ceremonies and celebrations. For example they had a hunting ceremony where the hunters would dance and pray for a good hunt. They wore elaborate clothes with beads and feathers imbedded in the cloth. They didn't ever use instruments except the drums and their own voices. Often there were celebrations that lasted for days. Clothing The Huron wore leather clothes in summer as was customary among Native American tribes. In the winter they wore heavy fur coats over top of their leather clothes. When war broke out they covered their faces with war paint. One thing they were meticulously known for was that they always shaved their...
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added: 11/03/2011
This paper is about two African third world countries that have serious problems with hunger, Ethiopia and Sudan. Looking at the people, the land, and the history in each country, a comparison will be made about the causes and effects of famine. Famine in Ethiopia and Sudan is apparently due to ethics, politics, and global weather patterns, but the specific causes of famine in these two countries differ greatly. Famine has stricken both Ethiopia and Sudan very harshly, with many people dying of starvation and others just waiting to die from the horrible hunger. Starvation threatens 365,000 people in Sudan, with the numbers just increasing, with no sign that they will stop increasing either (Nelan, 20). The whole country of Sudan is going through these troubles, but the famine is having its biggest impact in the Southwest and the Northern areas of Sudan (Nelan, 22). Throughout the whole country, 2.5 million square miles of land are empty, without crops that could hold valuable food for the starving people in Sudan. Those numbers are almost nothing compared to the country of Ethiopia though. It is estimated that in Ethiopia there are 4.6 million people starving or currently dead (www.news). Part of this is due to the fact that their crops became stunted drastically with the elongated dry season and an exceptionally short rainy season (www.news). All of these things make people miserable so they are forced to focus on other things to try and block out the famine troubles in both countries. Wars and other hardships have, and still are dominating the attention of the government to try to focus on something besides their own famine troubles. Ethiopia is constantly fighting "border wars" with their neighboring country Eritrea (Keller, 46). Some people in Ethiopia go as far as to fast to...
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added: 12/22/2011
Summary This paper explores whether the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is higher among low income people because they are less likely to seek medical care. It investigates two urban districts that compare in terms of race and income level, these being Harlem and West Central, USA. To determine the role of race and economic disadvantage in the incidence of tuberculosis in these geographic areas, ethnographic methods were used to analyze the information. It appears that there are significant race and class dimensions to the incidence of tuberculosis in these areas, but there are other confounding factors – such as (human immunodeficiency virus) HIV and the times at which sufferers sought medical help. This study suggests that there is a pressing need to improve our understanding of the socio-economic aspects of problems affecting public health, such as TB in the United States. Background i. Statement of the problem People in economically disadvantaged positions living in medically under-served communities are at an increased risk for tuberculosis. The disease does continue to be a barometer of poverty and race, but there are other significant factors associated with the incidence of TB. Studies in South Africa suggest that those qualified as black or coloured had significantly less access to health care, and thus stood less chance of being diagnosed than their white counterparts (Andersson 1990). Those in this disadvantaged condition tended to suffer disproportionately from other socio-economic related medical factors, such as malnutrition and incidence of HIVAIDS that are closely linked with the incidence of TB. The pattern is similar in other countries, including the USA. The problem in the United States is that there is limited population-based data on TB by social class (Lifson et al. 1999). There is even less data on the incidence of seeking medical care between the onset of...
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added: 01/31/2012
Falling Leaves By Adeline Yen For years, the world has been oblivious to the painful, degrading traditions toward women that take place behind the "Bamboo Curtain" of China. Falling Leaves , by Adeline Yen Mah, unveils the darker side of Chinese culture through her eyes as an unwanted Chinese daughter. Shocking mistreatment, of not only the author, but also the females in her extended family keep suspense alive throughout the book. My heart sobs at each account of Adeline's tortured life, but through it all, there was a flicker of her spirit that could not be put out. In China, girls are seen as a possession or a "cheap commodity" (Yen Mah 100). Sons, especially the eldest, are given far more attention and praise. Families that are well off keep their daughters and marry them off to prominent families' sons through a marriage broker ("mei-po"). Rich daughters often had their feet bound, a process by which the "four lateral toes of the foot are forced with a bandage under the sole so that only the big toe protruded. (It was) tightened daily for a number of years (so as to) permanently arrest the foot's growth in order to achieve tiny feet so prized by Chinese men" (Yen Mah 11). Their inability to walk with ease is a symbol of submissiveness, weakness, and wealth. This tradition is becoming more rare, but still many older women bear its pain today. Adeline's grandmother went against these traditions by not torturing her own daughter in such an inhumane way. Daughters of poorer families could only wish for such a life of weakness and delicate manner. These girls often become maids, waitresses, or prostitutes. Street girls play a vital role in the "three vices common to Chinese men: opium, gambling, and brothels" (Yen Mah 7)....
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I have been asked to write an essay on the subject of the role of women in the middle ages. In this essay I am attempting to out line the opinion that how hard life for women was. There were some ways that women could gain both personal and legal freedom but this was very difficult. Women could not even say or do what they wanted without permission from men. What kinds of work did medieval women have to do? Different classes of women would have done different jobs. The poor women would have worked because their husbands would not have been able to support them and their many children on his wages alone. She would have had so many children due to the high death rate because there was no cure for disease and there was no contraception. She would have taken any jobs she could find, for example gathering hay in a field and they worked with no shoes on their feet. – Source 0. Women would have helped her husband ploughing and even he would have been working for a farmer. She took her baby with her in the freezing cold. – Source 9. If she had of been a widow she may have taken over her dead husband's job. This may have been a blacksmith, to do this job she would have had to be very strong. – Source 5. A stonemason would have also had to be very strong –Source 13. Women who had no money could become a nun; this would mean she had rights, as they remain celibate, because as soon as they marry their land and property becomes her husbands and at his disposal. – Source 3. This would provide protection as they grow their own food and have a secure home....
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added: 11/13/2011
What is race? It is defined as descendants of a common ancestor; one of the distinct variations of the human species; race or lineage. (Websters New Dictionary 1998). As our society becomes more educated the debate on whether or not this is the true definition of race, or as today's Sociologists see it, is race merely socially constructed. Race, as it applies across scientific lines, is determinate to represent the human species as a whole, therefore there is but one race…. Human. The readings of " House behind the Cedars" by Charles W. Chestnut, "Black like Me " written by John Howard Griffin, and Life On The Color Line: The true Story of a white Boy Who Discovered He Was Black, By Gregory Howard William's, ask the question of the determination of race. This question is still being asked from the early nineteen hundreds to the late fifty's and up until the recent nineties. Many descendants of duel ethnicities are asking of question of " who am I". They are confused as to where they fit into the equation of the categorization of race We are still consumed with the notion that there is some possible generalization that can used to determine who belongs and who doesn't, to a certain category of ethnicity. Throughout the process of natural selection, uninhibited love and the freedom of choice, we humans continue to cloud the reality for the concept of race. This social construction of race no longer holds as a scientific factor. Physical features such as skin color and eyes and hair have been proven scientifically to be components of the location of environment. These traits were not only used to identify one "race" from another, but also as a measure to "prove" racial superiority. As we move forward in our human...
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Sociology is the study of human society, including both social action and organization. Sociologists use scientific research methods and theories, and study social life in a wide variety of settings. Sociology offers us not only information but also a distinctive way of looking at the world and our place in it. Whereas most people try to explain events by analyzing the motives of those involved, sociologists encourage us to look beyond individual psychology to the many recurring patterns in peoples attitudes and action, and how these patterns vary across time, cultures, and social groups. Sociologists do not ask simply " what kind of person is Sedum Hussein?" Instead they ask "what kind of social conditions allowed him to rise to such power?" Sociologists do not ignore individuals. they show that to understand the actions of individuals-and our own experiences-we have to understand the social context in which they take place. Take the experiences of the American soldiers who have served in the Persian Gulf. They were very different from the experiences of those who served in Vietnam. was this just because the wars were experienced by different people with different personalities? no. The different experiences arose from different social circumstances. These included different methods of recruitment, an all volunteer army versus the draft. Different ways of developing troops different characteristics of the enemy combatants. All these social circumstances, beyond each individual control, were critical in shaping American soldiers experiences. Understanding this point is a basic illustration of what the great American sociologist C. Wright Mills called sociological imagination. Sociological imagination is a way of looking at our experiences in light of what is going on in the social world around us. We come to see that we are more than just actors involved in our own personal dramas. We are...
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During the 1960s and 1970s movements emerged such as second wave feminism, civil rights and gay "liberation" whose previously silenced and marginalized voices suggested that the white male was no longer the only hero of the story. These voices variously and collectively claimed the right to speak in their own name and attempted to foster a sense of group "identity" as a way of resisting the systematic oppression that was experienced by each group in different ways. At the same time post modernist theories were also gaining currency. Patricia Waugh (1989:307) has described postmodernism as a "mood expressed theoretically across a wide range of discourses involving a collapse of grand narratives" and this "mood" incorporates the post structuralism notion of the death of the "subject". My argument in this paper will be that while postmodernist theories were once useful positions to challenge patriarchal, heterosexist, racist society they have become double edged swords for the marginalized and disenfranchised groups who still need to articulate themselves through the now debated "identity politics". Theorists such as Elizabeth Wheeler (1991:6) have pointed out the irony that just as female and/or non-white subjects began to make themselves heard, the white male declared the death of the subject. The fetish of the textual beckoned in an age where white intellectuals were threatened with the disposition of their words. The central postmodern project is the end of dualism. This challenge to dualism was a feminist project before it was a postmodern one and part of my discussion will be an elaboration of what I believe to be the more sinister implications for women regarding the end of dualism as it is articulated in postmodern epistemological theory, (especially its challenge to the epistemological foundations of feminist theory.) I will be arguing that postmodernism absolutely supports the status quo,...
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Historical influences against women have shaped the role of women in most societies today. Biblical writings that influenced Christianity, Judaism, and other religions, blame women for destroying the innocence of mankind, symbolic by Eve's eating the Fruit of Wisdom. Ancient Greek beliefs suggested that mans' strength gave the man the right to rule, thus men were the only ones capable of becoming "guardians" and protector of state, which ultimately gave them political rights. These early writings, which were written mostly by men, helped influence other writers responsible for shaping a countries' ideology about male dominance and a women's role in society as housewives and child bearer and thus women were given less opportunities in education for their primary role as housewives didn't require much knowledge. The national political arena is dominated by men but allows women some select access; the international political arena is a sphere for men only, or for those rare women who can successfully play at being men, or at least not shake masculine presumptions (Enloe 13). In a Cold war interpretation: a patriarchal world is dangerous when masculine men and feminine women are expected to react in opposite but complementary ways. A real man will become the protector in such a world. He will suppress his own fears, brace himself and step forward to defend the weak, women and children. In the same dangerous world, women will turn gratefully and expectantly to their fathers and husbands, real or surrogate (Enloe 13). In conventional commentaries men who yield influence in international politics are analyzed in terms of their national identities, their class origins and their paid work (Enloe 13). Rarely are they analyzed as men who have been taught how to be manly, how to size up the trustworthiness or competence of other men in terms of...
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